Praying with the Pope

Pope Francis at prayer

In the Pope's Global Network of Prayer Christians unite their prayers and lives to the mission of the universal Church through the Pope's monthly prayer themes.


Woman holds a young girl in haiti

Evangelization:  Christians at the service of the challenges of humanity. 

That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to
restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.


Read the reflection for January >>


A sign of welcomeUniversal: Welcome the needy

That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and
comfort in our communities.

Read the reflection for February >>


An Underground Church - HainanEvangelization: Help persecuted Christians

That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.

Read the reflection for March


An outstretched arm Universal: Youth

That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves
to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.

Read the reflection for April >>


A young African man bows his head and praysEvangelization: Christians of Africa, witnesses for peace

That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation,
justice, and peace.

Read the reflection for May >>


A rifle pointed out into the mountainsUniversal: Eliminate arms trade

That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many
innocent people.

Read the reflection for June >>


Photo credit: Josh Applegate on UnsplashEvangelization: Lapsed Christians

That our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the gospel, may rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and the beauty of Christian life.

Read the reflection for July >>


An artist at workUniversal: For artists

That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.



A parish group outside St Ignatius church, Stamford Hill, LondonEvangelization: Parishes at the service of the mission

That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.

Read the reflection for September >>


Happy Man at workUniversal: Rights of workers and the unemployed

That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.

Read the reflection for October >>



Two Bangladeshi Christians on All Hallows eveEvangelization: To witness to the Gospel in Asia
That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.

Read the reflection for November >>


The face of an elderly womanUniversal: For the elderly

That the elderly,sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.

Read the reflection for December >>

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